The Disability Studies Program at the University of Washington presents:
“EUGENICS AND DISABILITY: HISTORY AND LEGACY IN WASHINGTON”
A one-day public symposium examining the history and significance of eugenics in Washington, which in 1909 became the second state to enact a forced sterilization law. This event will provide a forum for dialogue about the eugenic past and its current implications.
Friday, October 9, 2009
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
UW Tower Auditorium, 4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, Washington 98195
Registration is required. This event is free and open to the public.
Lunch will be provided at no cost to registered attendees.
To register and for further information, go to:
Or contact Tammi Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org (email), 425-774-4446 (voice), 425-774-9303 (fax), 425-771-7438 (TTY).
For information about symposium content, email Joanne Woiak, UW Disability Studies Program, email@example.com.
To view the live and archived web broadcast of the symposium, go to http://www.UWTV.org.
The symposium will feature panel presentations by national and local scholars and advocates, addressing “Disability in the History of Eugenics” and “Perspectives on the Relevance of Eugenics Today.” The roundtable format will include ample time for audience discussion. The intended audience includes academics, community advocates, individuals with disabilities, clinicians, service providers, policy makers, and interested members of the general public.
Co-sponsors: UW Office of the Provost, UW Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, Seattle Children’s Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, DBTAC Northwest ADA Information Center.